Counterpoint

Host Tanya Granic Allen welcomes leaders from government and the private sector to the table for conversations on fundamental Canadian rights and freedoms – where all sides are presented, respected and discussed.

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Counterpoint | The Once Sizzling Housing Market Is Now Boiling Over

Counterpoint | The Once Sizzling Housing Market Is Now Boiling Over

Toronto Real Estate Chief Analyst, Jason Mercer, and UBC professor, Thomas Davidoff, join Tanya to discuss how the market got out of control and whether we can expect a cooling any time soon.

Counterpoint | Vaccine Mandates and Political Coercion

Counterpoint | Vaccine Mandates and Political Coercion

Tanya welcomes Dr. Shawn Whatley to unpack the many controversial layers of vaccine mandates and an interview with Dr. Julie Ponesse, an ethics professor who refused to take the vaccine and may lose her job.

Counterpoint | A Cry to End Communist Rule in Cuba

Counterpoint | A Cry to End Communist Rule in Cuba

Tanya welcomes Michael Lima from the Council for Democratic Transition in Cuba for an in-depth discussion on the Cuban Uprising and why protests for democracy are taking place now?

 

Counterpoint | Saving Canada’s Airports

Counterpoint | Saving Canada’s Airports

Tanya welcomes an expert panel to discuss the unfortunate consequences of Canada’s airport ownership structure.

Counterpoint | The Evolution of the Democratic Election in Canada

Counterpoint | The Evolution of the Democratic Election in Canada

Election Lawyer Mike Donison joins Tanya to look at the unique challenges of this year’s election and some of the major advances in Canada’s democratic election process

Counterpoint | The Retaking of Afghanistan Should Not Have Been a Surprise

Counterpoint | The Retaking of Afghanistan Should Not Have Been a Surprise

Tanya welcomes US combat veteran Adam Korzeniewski, who served in Afghanistan, and Dr. Nipa Banerjee, former resident head of Canada’s aid program in Kabul, for a discussion on the Taliban insurgency that was years in the making

Counterpoint | The Fringe Has Entered the Political Mainstream

Counterpoint | The Fringe Has Entered the Political Mainstream

Tanya welcomes back Elliot Hughes and David Clement for a final pre-election panel discussion that covers everything from debate problems, Bill 21, and how the PPC shot up in the polls

Counterpoint | Atlantic Canada in the Spotlight This Federal Election

Counterpoint | Atlantic Canada in the Spotlight This Federal Election

Tanya welcomes radio and television commentator, Clinton Desveaux, for an in-depth discussion on how the vote will go in the Maritimes

Counterpoint | Witnessing the Muzzling of the Canadian Voice

Counterpoint | Witnessing the Muzzling of the Canadian Voice

Tanya welcomes policy experts to share their experiences and concerns over the government restrictions on 3rd party advertisers.

Counterpoint | Making Sense of an Unpredictable Campaign

Counterpoint | Making Sense of an Unpredictable Campaign

Pollster Quito Maggi joins Tanya with his take on the volatile campaign as well as a panel discussion on some of the hot button issues so far.

CounterPoint | Federal Election Tensions Are High

CounterPoint | Federal Election Tensions Are High

Election Pollster Quito Maggi joins Tanya with updates on the race, while Elliot Hughes and David Clement offer their take on issues driving a wedge into the politics including protests that have stepped over the line.

Counterpoint | How the West Will Factor in the Federal Election

Counterpoint | How the West Will Factor in the Federal Election

Joining Tanya is Danielle Smith, host of The Danielle Smith Report, who unpacks the key issues on the minds of western voters

Counterpoint | Back to School Anxiety

Counterpoint | Back to School Anxiety

Tanya welcomes university professors Dr. Scott Masson and Peter Stock, president of Homeschool. Today, for an in-depth discussion on the unpredictability of the next school year and why it is causing anxiety for parents.

Counterpoint | The Risk of Calling an Election Now

Counterpoint | The Risk of Calling an Election Now

The Hon. Tony Clement joins Tanya to dissect the challenges of holding an election now and what we can expect when Canadians fill out their ballots

Counterpoint |  Protecting Canadian Values Against Chinese Aggression

Counterpoint | Protecting Canadian Values Against Chinese Aggression

Tanya is joined by Gloria Fung, President of Canada-Hong Kong Link, to look at Canada’s response to the sentencing of Michael Spavor and the collapse of Hong Kong’s democracy

Counterpoint | Which Direction is Canada Going To Go?

Counterpoint | Which Direction is Canada Going To Go?

Tanya welcomes Anthony Furey, Columnist and Editor at Sun Papers, and Elliot Hughes, Senior Advisor at Summa Strategies, to discuss the challenges of holding an election during a pandemic.

Counterpoint | The Catholic Bishop Who Stood Up to Hitler

Counterpoint | The Catholic Bishop Who Stood Up to Hitler

Tanya welcomes the author of ‘The Lion of Munster’, Father Daniel Utrecht, to unpack the story of German Bishop von Galen, who emerged as a hero during World War 2. MP Garnett Genuis shares a story of a personal family connection with the late Cardinal.

Counterpoint | Universal Childcare

Counterpoint | Universal Childcare

Andrea Mrozek, Peter Shawn Taylor and Dr. Emis Akbari join Tanya to discuss the Liberal Government’s plan to reduce child care costs for all Canadians.

Counterpoint | Free Speech on Campus

Counterpoint | Free Speech on Campus

Former Wilfred Laurier teaching assistant and author Lindsay Shepherd discusses the accusations made against her for violating the provincial human rights code and the sexual assault code of the university.

Counterpoint | Vaccines: Are We Fully Informed?

Counterpoint | Vaccines: Are We Fully Informed?

Dr. Julie Ponesse joins Tanya to look at the pervasive panic surrounding COVID-19 and if our culture is making decisions based on sound information or fear.

Counterpoint | A Discussion of Current Issues

Counterpoint | A Discussion of Current Issues

David Clement, from The Consumer Choice Center, joins Tanya for a look into today’s current issues including The Olympics, mandatory vaccines, and Alberta’s choice to live with COVID-19

Counterpoint | Worker Shortage

Counterpoint | Worker Shortage

Tanya welcomes Dan Kelly from the Canadian Federation of Independent Business to look at ways the government can help improve the worker shortage situation caused by CRB

Counterpoint | The Push to Bring Manufacturing Back to Canada

Counterpoint | The Push to Bring Manufacturing Back to Canada

Honourable Tony Clement, host of Boom and Bust joins Tanya to look at the push for reshoring in Canada and some of the factors that make it more cost-effective to manufacture at home.

Counterpoint | Campaign Promises

Counterpoint | Campaign Promises

Tanya is joined by Ben Eisen, Senior Fellow at The Frasier Institute, for an in-depth examination of Doug Ford’s party’s promises to fix Ontario’s finances.

Counterpoint | The Push to Bring Manufacturing Back to Canada

Counterpoint | The Push to Bring Manufacturing Back to Canada

Honourable Tony Clement, host of Boom and Bust joins Tanya to look at the push for reshoring in Canada and some of the factors that make it more cost-effective to manufacture at home.

Counterpoint | Can Canada Survive Our Debt Problem?

Counterpoint | Can Canada Survive Our Debt Problem?

Franco Terrazzano, Federal Director of the Canadian Taxpayers Federation, joins Tanya to discuss possible ways for the federal government to claw out of debt.

Counterpoint | The Imperfect Olympics

Counterpoint | The Imperfect Olympics

Joining Tanya from Japan are Christian Howes, Financial Research Manager, and Kit Nagamura, Photojournalist & Poet with their unique perspective on an Olympics like no other.

Counterpoint | Panel Discussion on Today’s Current Affairs

Counterpoint | Panel Discussion on Today’s Current Affairs

David Clement, from The Consumer Choice Center, and political commentator Hanna Salamon Vegh join Tanya to share their thoughts on today’s current affairs.

Counterpoint | Dying On Wait lists

Counterpoint | Dying On Wait lists

The story of one mother who lost two daughters while they waited for treatment and Colin Craig, President of SecondStreet.org, discusses findings from his latest policy brief titled “Died on a Waiting List”

Counterpoint | A Report on Sexual Misconduct in the Canadian Armed Forces

Counterpoint | A Report on Sexual Misconduct in the Canadian Armed Forces

MP Marilyn Gladu and MP Leona Alleslev join Tanya to Discuss the recent study conducted by The Standing Committee on the Status of Women Entitled: “ELIMINATING SEXUAL MISCONDUCT WITHIN THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES”

Counterpoint | Has Canada Become a Narco State?

Counterpoint | Has Canada Become a Narco State?

Sam Cooper, the best-selling author of ‘Willful Blindness’, shares how powerful transnational Kingpins are trying to gain influence over Canada’s economy.

Counterpoint | Nunavut Law School Graduates 23 Students

Counterpoint | Nunavut Law School Graduates 23 Students

Recent Nunavut Law School graduates Nuka Olsen-Hakongak & Tagalik Eccles discuss the importance of having homegrown lawyers who understand the history and culture of the Northern Territories.

Counterpoint | The Fight to Preserve Religious Freedom

Counterpoint | The Fight to Preserve Religious Freedom

Father Deacon Andrew Bennett from The Cardus Religious Freedom Institute joins Tanya to discuss the harsh realities of religious persecution around the world.

Counterpoint | Trapped in Our Own Country

Counterpoint | Trapped in Our Own Country

Lawyers Michelle Simard and Henna Parmar join Tanya to discuss the current travel restrictions being challenged in court and what today’s restrictions might mean for future travel.

Counterpoint | Are We in This Together?

Counterpoint | Are We in This Together?

Tanya welcomes Sun Media columnist Anthony Furey to discuss the perceived government hypocrisy with lockdown measures and whether school closures line up with the science.

 

Counterpoint | Public Health vs. Human Rights

Counterpoint | Public Health vs. Human Rights

Political commentator Hanna Salamon Vegh and columnist Clinton Desveaux from The Hill Times join Tanya to discuss the debate over mandatory vaccines on University campuses.

Counterpoint | The Politicization of COVID-19

Counterpoint | The Politicization of COVID-19

Tanya welcomes former head of Alberta’s Emergency Management Agency, David Redman, to better understand why governments stopped coordinating with emergency experts during COVID-19.

Counterpoint | Compelled Speech in the Court System

Counterpoint | Compelled Speech in the Court System

BC lawyer Shahdin Farsai joins Tanya to discuss the controversial decision by BC provincial courts to mandate the use of gender pronouns in court.

Counterpoint | Challenges to Our Freedom of Expression

Counterpoint | Challenges to Our Freedom of Expression

National Post columnist and LBGTQ activist, Adam Zivo joins Tanya to discuss a Halifax Pride Group’s boycott of The Halifax Public Library for carrying a book that they deem discriminatory and hateful.

Counterpoint | Panel Discussion on Current Canadian Issues

Counterpoint | Panel Discussion on Current Canadian Issues

Tanya welcomes political commentator Hannah Salamon-Vegh and CPC nomination candidate Vonny Sweetland to unpack some of the biggest Headlines in Canadian news.

Counterpoint | What We Know About the COVID Lab Theory

Counterpoint | What We Know About the COVID Lab Theory

Tanya is joined by Tristan Hopper, National Post Columnist and Reporter to discuss whether we should remove ‘Conspiracy’ from the Covid-19 – Wuhan Lab Theory.

Counterpoint | The State of Canadian/China Relations

Counterpoint | The State of Canadian/China Relations

Tanya is joined by Professor Paul Evans, (UBC) and HSBC Chair in Asian research to explain why there has been a breakdown in Canada/China Diplomacy.

Counterpoint | Death Rates in Long Term Care Facilities

Counterpoint | Death Rates in Long Term Care Facilities

Peter Shawn Taylor, Senior Feature Editor at C2C joins Tanya to discuss his report on the covid death rate in Canadian long-term care facilities.

Counterpoint | The Silencing of Debate Over COVID-19 Science

Counterpoint | The Silencing of Debate Over COVID-19 Science

Tanya welcomes ICU Physician Dr. Matthew Strauss and lawyer Philip Horgan to discuss the recent statement threatening doctors not to speak out against public health officials.

Counterpoint | Was a Global Lockdown Warranted?

Counterpoint | Was a Global Lockdown Warranted?

Dr. Phillip Magness from the American Institute for Economic Research, joins Tanya to discuss covid death modelling and how far it missed the mark.

Counterpoint | Legislation to Restrict Our Freedoms Online

Counterpoint | Legislation to Restrict Our Freedoms Online

MP Rachael Harder and former Information and Privacy Director of Ontario, Dr. Ann Cavoukian join Tanya to discuss why they are in strong opposition to Bill C-10.

Counterpoint | Economic Opportunities For Indigenous Peoples

Counterpoint | Economic Opportunities For Indigenous Peoples

Dale Swampy. President of the National Coalition of Chiefs, and Dr. Ken Coates From The University Of Saskatchewan share their visions for the creation of economic opportunities for indigenous peoples In Canada.

Counterpoint | The History Of The Pro-Life Movement In Canada

Counterpoint | The History Of The Pro-Life Movement In Canada

Jim Hughes, President Emeritus of Campaign Life Coalition, joins Tanya for a pro-life perspective on abortion.

Counterpoint With Tanya Granic Allen

Counterpoint | Remembering The Bleiburg Genocide

Tanya welcomes film maker and author, Michael Palaich to discuss a lesser known brutality that took place in Austria a few short days after the defeat of Hitler.

Counterpoint | Remembering The Holocaust

Counterpoint | Remembering The Holocaust

Holocaust Historian Dr. Lionel Steiman joins Tanya as they look back at the political climate and culture before, during and after the Holocaust as Counterpoint commemorates 76 years since the end of World War 2.

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Tanya Granic Allen

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Tanya Granic Allen

Tanya Granic Allen is a Canadian commentator, social advocate, political activist, wife and mother.

Tanya is an accomplished national and international speaker and advocate for public policy around family, children, and women’s rights, including her participation in several UN Conferences. She is also the former president of Parents As First Educators (PAFE), an Ontario-based parental rights advocacy group.

More recently, Tanya was a candidate for the leadership of Ontario’s Progressive Conservative party. There, she brought discussions to the forefront on issues such as Ontario’s sex education curriculum, the Green Energy contracts controversy, and carbon taxation.

Tanya has appeared on several media outlets, including: EWTN, The CBC, CTV, City TV, The National Post, and the Globe and Mail. She is a regular contributor on the Jerry Agar Show on CFRB 1010, and The Post Millennial.